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Noted South Carolina historian to speak at Coastal

December 1, 2003

Walter Edgar, noted South Carolina historian, will speak at Coastal Carolina University on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. in Wall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Edgar's talk, sponsored by the Waccamaw Center for Cultural and Historical Studies, is titled "The South Carolina Lowcountry on the Eve of the American Revolution."

"Walter Edgar is a great South Carolinian - a splendid historian, a stimulating lecturer, and a dedicated and public-spirited citizen," said Charles Joyner, director of the Waccamaw Center.

Edgar, who serves as the Claude Neuffer Professor of History and director for the Institute for Southern Studies at the University of South Carolina, is the author of "South Carolina: A History." He is also the host of "Walter Edgar's Journal" which airs every Friday afternoon on South Carolina Educational Radio Network.

Edgar is the author or editor of 14 books on South Carolina and the American South. He founded and served as the first director of USC's acclaimed Public History Program.

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